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Sailing: Jules Verne Trophy, a new challenge is approaching for Spindrift

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(ANSA) – ROME, NOV 23 – Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard, co-founders of the Spindrift team, have announced the transition from red code to yellow code as part of the new record attempt at the Jules Verne Trophy. The analysis of the weather reports allows, in fact, the departure from Trinité-Sur-Mer (Morbihan) the day after tomorrow morning and, again for Thursday at 19, the departure for the world tour, with the starting line positioned between the island of Ouessant and the Cap Lizard.

This weather window should allow the team to cross the equator in four and a half days. Guichard explains: “This is our first opportunity since we have been on standby. The situation is quite standard in the North Atlantic with the high pressure more or less centered on the Azores.

We will start with 25 knots, on starboard tack. We plan to jibe near the Azores, and then descend along the African coast towards the equator that we should reach in just under five days “.

Subsequently, the crew of the maxi-trimaran hopes that the weather will remain mild to allow them to round the Cape of Good Hope in the times of the previous record. Respecting these times is essential to hope to beat the navigation record around the world set by Francis Joyon, on Idec Sport, in January 2017, in 40 days 23h30’30 “. confirmation of the departure, the team is mobilized to complete the preparation of the maxi-trimaran Sails of Change, the largest offshore racing in the world. Dona Bertarelli, Guichard and the team are delighted at the idea of ​​this new record attempt , whose goal is also to continue the activities of the # 30×30 campaign which aims to protect 30% of the planet by 2030. The team decided to take up the challenge of the record without using fossil fuels. removed and 36 m2 of solar panels, a wind turbine and a bike were installed to generate energy.


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